New Village Arts Theatre Season 14

by The Editors on March 21, 2014


Carlsbadistan’s own New Village Arts Theatre is excited to announce plans for their 14th Season (can you believe it?) and it features a slew of goodness including “Our biggest musical to date…Three San Diego premieres…And a talking dog!”

The season kicks off July 26, 2014 with The Full Monty and finishes up in the Summer of 2015 with Sylvia. For the complete rundown, follow the jump. Or click here to become a season ticket holder.

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Tri-City Launches New Accessible Icon

by The Editors on March 10, 2014

Image001-6Apparently, the wheelchair crew didn’t like the old accessibility logo that showed a stick man sitting back, lax, in an old-school wheelchair. With all the challenged athletes out there rolling marathons, racing on mountain bike courses, and doing all the things everyone else does, the crew at the Accessible Icon Project decided it was time to update that old, 1968 style logo with a new one that better represented the way people use wheelchairs these days.

The staff at Tri-City Medical Center decided they agreed and became the first facility in the state of California to update all their signage.

“The old symbol no longer accurately depicts the extraordinary people in our community who use wheelchairs,” said Casey Fatch, interim CEO of Tri-City Medical Center. “This new icon is the future – and we thought it was up to the medical community to lead on this issue. This new icon reflects Tri-City’s commitment to treating our patients with caring, dignity, kindness and respect.”

For the official word from Tri-City Medical Center, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Carlsbad Streets Getting Resurfaced

by The Editors on March 7, 2014

The City of Carlsbad will be cleaning up some streets with a new “slurry” coat this spring. Carlsbad Boulevard south of Palomar Airport Road to Poinsettia, and La Costa between the 5 and El Camino Real. Click here for a map of the streets being updated or follow the jump for more information. [click to continue…]


Carlsbad Names Sarkozy New City Manager

by The Editors on March 7, 2014

Sarkozy Mid-1The City of Carlsbad is happy to announce that they have finally found someone to fill the position of city manager. His name is Steven R. Sarkozy and he’s the former city manager of Bellevue, Washington.

“Since leaving Bellevue, I have cast a wide net, looking at cities throughout the country as well as opportunities in the private sector,” said Sarkozy. “The City of Carlsbad offers an unmatched combination of progressive leadership, outstanding services, financial health and a talented staff passionate about public service. Most importantly, the City Council is united in its vision for the future, and I am excited to be a part of helping to bring that vision to life.”

Sarkozy “resigned” from his former position on May 15, 2013 in what Bellevue “Mayor Conrad Lee described . . . as a mutual decision that was supported by all seven City Council members,” according to a story in the Seattle Times. And when he says he “cast a wide net” he’s not kidding. Two months ago (January 17, 2014) Sarkozy was one of three candidates being interviewed for the city manager position in Irving, Texas, according to the Irving Chamber.

Nice to see the City hire someone from a good neighborhood. Looks like this could be a great fit. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.

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New Village Arts’ Masquerade Gala

by The Editors on March 6, 2014

On Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 6 PM the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum in Carlsbad (remember the old Hadley’s on Paseo Del Norte) is hosting the New Village Arts Theatre’s Masquerade Gala.

Enjoy a cocktail hour, passed hors d’oeuvres, formal dinner, and decadent desserts. Then dance the night away to music from the improvisational, all-star cast of Billy Watson & The International Silver String Submarine Band, with a special performance by NVA fave Melissa Fernandes. And be the first to hear our big announcement — what’s coming in Season 14.

In addition there will be 50 silent and live auction items being sold including (but not limited to) a weekend in New York City, a Chick Sticks Surfboard, and a four-pack of tickets to Legoland (which is nearly worth its weight in gold). Tickets are $150 per person, $975 for a table of eight. Click here to order.


DocuFrog Donates $5k To Boys & Girls Club

by The Editors on March 5, 2014

Club CEO Brad Holland accepts a check from DocuFrog CEO Dale Martin.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad received a nice gift from the kind people at DocuFrog in the form of a $5,000 check. The donation is part of their H.U.G.S program.

H.U.G.S. stands for “Help Using Gain Sharing” which is an opportunity for nonprofits to benefit from savings created through reducing wasteful spending and improving document automation within businesses. DocuFrog is aiming to raise $100,000 for nonprofits in 2014, and will provide $25,000 in pro bono services directly to improve document systems for charities. . . “Document management is an industry that requires extensive knowledge of systems and providers, and DocuFrog’s specific knowledge allowed for easy navigation of the landscape, saved us over $27,000 with minimal time spent internally,” said John Malnar, Chief Financial Officer of PayPros.

For the official word from DocuFrog, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


New Village Arts Goes The Full Monty

by The Editors on February 28, 2014


This summer, the Village of Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theater is going The Full Monty with the “smash Broadway Musical hit.” Directed by Manny Fernandes with Choreographed by Michael Mizerany and featuring Melissa Fernandes and Justin Jorgensen. Previews run July 18 – 25,
2014. Show runs July 26 – September 7, 2014. For more information, click the link.

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Jonathan Miller Named Youth of the Year

by The Editors on February 24, 2014

Pictured (L to R): Dawn and Keith Blackburn, Jonathan Miller, and Club CEO Brad Holland. Photo Courtesy Louise Donahue

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad have named Jonathan Miller (pictured above) as Carlsbad Youth of the Year. Asia Henry was runner up.

The Youth of the Year program recognizes superior leadership skills, academic achievement, obstacles overcome, and outstanding service to Boys & Girls Clubs and the community. Thanks to the generosity of Julie and Matt Harelson and Dawn and Keith Blackburn, Jonathan will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and Asia will receive $1,500 for higher education purposes. . . “Jonathan is a fine representative of the Club; he has been a member for ten years and participated in so many of our programs,” said Club CEO Brad Holland. “He has struggled in the past, and is now making great choices. We are proud of the progress he has made, and that he was selected as our Youth of the Year.” All finalists were interviewed by a community panel including the Harelsons, Patsy Bock of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Allison Tarter of Toyota and Lexus Carlsbad, and John Cottingham formerly of Life Technologies.

Congratulations, Mr. Miller. Nice work! For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Hilton Garden Inn Taking Care of Business

by The Editors on February 12, 2014

Hgi BoardroomSure, Carlsbad’s Hilton Garden Inn is a great place to put the in-laws stay when they come to Carlsbad for a visit (it’s close, but not too close), but it’s also a great place for business meetings (especially for those like us who don’t exactly have large offices).

Featuring close to 16,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, most with a spectacular view of Carlsbad State Beach, Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach is a prime destination for local organizations of all sizes to meet and mingle. The hotel’s newly renovated boardroom, which holds up to 16 people; boasts ergonomic Herman Miller chairs and a flat-screen TV to help streamline big business meetings. A freestanding ballroom, also fully remodeled with plush carpeting and beautiful chandeliers; is equipped to host anything from a casual breakfast gathering to a formal affair for up to 350 people.

If that gets you thinking about your next business function, follow the jump for the official word from the Hilton Garden Inn. [click to continue…]


Carlsbad Teens Be Seen At Teen Scene

by The Editors on February 10, 2014

Teen Scene

On February 22, 2014 the City of Carlsbad will host it’s 11th Annual Teen Scene at the Calavera Hills Community Center. All ages are welcome. The evening will features a battle of the bands, a neon dance room, and a video game experience.

“The caliber of talent that Teen Scene attracts as well as its high-quality production, professional judges and prizes have made it one of the largest teen events in North County,” said Rachael Shay, special events supervisor for the City of Carlsbad. “The City of Carlsbad is proud to offer this venue for creative expression to its young residents.”

Admission is $5 a person until 4 PM February 21, 2014 and then $8 at the door. Follow the jump for all the official details. [click to continue…]

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